R&B singer Lyfe Jennings sat down with Vibe Magazine recently and the topic of child support and baby mamas came up…
I got two boys and a little girl, two baby mamas; I feel like I got 20…
Shout out to my 20 baby mamas, I wish you well. My baby mama always trying to send me to jail, that’s her goal in life. My other baby mama she cool. She wants me to be involved in my child’s life. but both of them are just spoiled and I take full responsibility for that ’cause I spoiled ’em. But now I’m trying to spoil me.
I hate to jump out on people because I know Nas. That’s my little partner right there and I done dealt with that [same type of] situation as [him and] Kelis before, but come on. It seem like females just be wanting the dude to suffer. It’s hard. They want him to pay, what, $50,000 a month? Do you realize that this dude bill is probably at least $30,000 a month so 50 plus 30? And then taxes is 50% so this man has to turn around and make $160,000 a month just to have his bills paid. That’s crazy hard to keep up. That ain’t cool. Why not get a job? Let’s do it together. I look at it from her side, too, because I guess she felt like, “I dealt with this for all these years and a lot of success that he’s had, a lot of I guess physical success came from me making sure his mental success was here.” So she’s entitled to something but she ain’t entitled to all of it.
I definitely want an independent woman. And I don’t expect you to make as much as I make. That’s probably not gon’ happen. But I just want a contribution. When we walk in the house together we feel like we both got a stake in this. I’m not the only one that’s gon’ lose if something go wrong. We gon’ lose together and therefore we gon’ gain together and the keyword in all that is “together.” I will not support you. I will not pay your bills, I will not do that. You gotta have your own thing going on.
What do you think about Lyfe’s comments?